In accordance with court records, Cheerish Noel Taylor, 36, and Robert James Fischer, 35, ran the vendor accounts “SafeServe” and “Sky_HIGH” on a number of Dark Web markets, including ASAP, Dark0de, ToRRez, and White House, for more than two years. The pair used the vendor accounts to fill more than 1,000 orders and distribute a significant amount of heroin, methamphetamine, and fake oxycodone pills.
Dark Web Drug Duo: Guilty Pleas and Sentencing Await After Undercover Operation
An inquiry into the SafeServe vendor profile was opened in November 2021, which led to the couple’s arrest. The investigators bought goods from the seller many times while acting undercover for the inquiry. The sales made it clear that the merchant shipped out of Phoenix.
On a prescription box they bought in early February 2022, the detectives discovered the mailer’s prints. The fingerprints belonged to Taylor, further examination showed.
The detectives also discovered that Taylor was a close friend and business partner of three alleged Phoenix-based darknet merchants.
One of the suspects admitted to teaching Taylor and Fischer how to manage a Dark Web vendor’s account when questioned by the police. The informant further disclosed that Taylor packed and sent the medications to their customers while Fischer was in charge of managing the vendor accounts.
The pair was in close communication with the couple, according to an examination of the electronic devices recovered from Rick Schiffner and Devin Langer, two convicted Dark Web drug sellers. The topic of drug sales over the Dark Web was the subject of the majority of their discussions.
Fischer and Langer were conversing, and it became clear that Langer assisted Fischer in setting up his vendor accounts.
In January 2023, the detectives kept watch on the couple’s home. The detectives saw Taylor drive away from the house and go to the post office. She put five items into a mailbox, according to video surveillance at the post office.
The detectives confiscated the items and, with the intended recipient’s consent, opened one of them. When the detectives compared it to the medicine shipments they had received from SafeServe, they discovered that it had been packed similarly. Inside the box, they discovered an undetermined amount of meth.
On August 25, 2023, the pair entered a guilty plea. Taylor’s sentencing date is December 8, while Fischer’s sentencing date is January 5, 2024. A minimum of 10 years in jail are required for each of them.